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Steven G. Kellman is a professor of comparative literature at University of Texas at San Antonio, where he has taught since 1976. His most recent book is Redemption: The Life of Henry Roth (2005).

House of Names

FICTION

House of Names

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The author of "The Master" and "Brooklyn" takes on one of the greatest and most wrenching stories out of classical myth -- the crime and punishment of the House of Atreus.
Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

literature

Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic

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Alice Kaplan traces one of the 20th century's most influential works from its roots in Albert Camus' Algerian childhood to its destination as a touchstone for a philosophy and an era. Review by...
Discontent and Its Civilizations

ESSAYS

Discontent and Its Civilizations

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The novelist behind "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" and "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" takes on globalization in his first nonfiction foray.
The Scent of Pine

Reviews & Essays

The Scent of Pine

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A road trip to Maine offers a Russian immigrant transportive memories of her past, and a prospective ally in her future.

Americanah

Reviews & Essays

Americanah

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Two young Nigerians leave home in the new novel from the author of Half of a Yellow Sun.

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

Reviews & Essays

There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

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A record of conflict viewed through the lens of one author's life.

Schmidt Steps Back

Reviews & Essays

Schmidt Steps Back

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The author of About Schmidt brings his aging hero back to confront the prospect of a last chance at love.

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

Reviews & Essays

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

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An epic that documents one of the twentieth century's greatest crimes, in a newly restored edition.

Miss New India

Reviews & Essays

Miss New India

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A comic novel follows the flight of a young Indian woman from village to metropolis. 

Montecore

Reviews & Essays

Montecore

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A rollicking novel of aTunisian emigrant to Sweden, told in an exuberant remix of languages.

The Elephant’s Journey

Reviews & Essays

The Elephant’s Journey

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Nobel Laureate José Saramago's playful tale takes a trip through 16th-century Europe on a pachyderm's back.

A Thousand Peaceful Cities

Reviews & Essays

A Thousand Peaceful Cities

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An ineffectual plot to kill the Kremlin’s viceroy Warsaw provides the impetus for this antic comic novel by a contemporary Polish master.